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Which episode is this widely-used 'meme' picture taken from? enter image description here


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Every single one? :) – DVK-in-exile Feb 8 '13 at 1:42
Third season or later; otherwise, who knows? – John Bode Feb 8 '13 at 2:17
@JohnBode I'm mildly ashamed to be asking this, but why >=S3? – Iszi Feb 20 '13 at 23:18
@user12433: Would you consider accepting Solemnity's answer? – bitmask Feb 20 '13 at 23:53
@Iszi His shoulders don't have the colored piping that S1-S2 TNG uniforms have. – user1027 Feb 21 '13 at 0:27

Season 3, Episode 11 - 'The Hunted', 42:34 mark:

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 PICARD: Number One, will you note in our report that if the government of Angosia
   survives the night, we will offer them Federation assistance in their efforts to
   reprogram their veterans. 
 RIKER: And if the government doesn't survive? 
 PICARD: I have a feeling they will choose to. Mister Crusher, set coordinates for
   Starbase Lya Three. 
 WESLEY: Coordinates set, Captain. 
 PICARD: Engage.

After my third show-skimming (I suspected it would be at the end of an episode), I determined that jumping to 42:10 of any particular episode would be early enough to catch the final remarks/gestures, late enough that the scene wouldn't change. So, at 42:10 — no bridge seen, I moved on. It wasn't labourous.

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Why 42:10? Was there some hint in the original image or question that pointed you to that time stamp? – user1027 Feb 9 '13 at 2:52
After the first few episodes scanning, it seemed a consistent point close enough to the end where the scene-location would remain until credits, but far enough where I wouldn't miss his 'engage' gesture (incidentally, this was the first use I saw of his right hand to do it, episode-chronologically). I used a mouse rather than taking the time to figure out the shortcut-key to entering seek-location, so was never quite exact. The routine worked, in any case. – Solemnity Feb 9 '13 at 2:58
Erp, and the reason I was fairly sure it was an end-of-show marker was that Jean-Luc appears to have that slight jocular/smug look to his eyes that would have come with the end-of-an-adventure camaraderie trope that this show enjoys. – Solemnity Feb 9 '13 at 3:15

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